President Trump said Tuesday he supports the bipartisan health care plan from Sens. Murray and Alexander as a short-term, 1- or 2-year deal, but said the ultimate health care solution is "essentially" the Graham-Cassidy plan.

Trump's quote: "This is a short-term deal because we think that, ultimately, block grants [for the states] are going to be the answer."

Highlights from Trump's press conference with Greece's Prime Minister Tsipras:

  • On Tsipras's comments during Trump's campaign that a Trump presidency would be "evil": The Greek Prime Minister repeated that the two world leaders had a productive meeting. Trump joked, "I wish I'd known that" before my speech ... "A number of countries were nervous" at first.
  • On the markets: "The stock market hit an all-time record high. I hope that Greece is going to be doing the same thing very soon," Trump said.
  • On Greece's defense budget: "I commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries" spending at least 2% of GDP on defense.

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What they're saying: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26. Photo: Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading political figures reacted to President Trump's Saturday afternoon nomination of federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

What they're saying: "President Trump could not have made a better decision," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States."

Amy Coney Barrett: "Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me"

Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Olivier Douleiry/Getty Images

In speaking after President Trump announced her as the Supreme Court nominee to replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett said on Saturday she will be "mindful" of those who came before her on the court if confirmed.

What she's saying: Barrett touched on Ginsburg's legacy, as well as her own judicial philosophy and family values. "I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution," she said. "I'm truly humbled at the prospect of serving on the  Supreme Court."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 32,683,686 — Total deaths: 990,977 — Total recoveries: 22,535,887Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 7,072,897 — Total deaths: 204,446 — Total recoveries: 2,727,335 — Total tests: 99,488,275Map.
  3. States: New York daily cases top 1,000 for first time since June — U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.